Operations Manager

063672 Requisition #
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''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the
right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO


Flint Hills Resources is currently seeking an Operations Manager to join their team at their ethanol plant in Arthur, IA. In this role, you will be a member of the site leadership team and report to the Plant Manager. This will be the senior on site operational leader for the facility and will be expected to make good risk-based decisions in the absence of the Plant Manager. The successful applicant will have the ability to create a positive atmosphere at the facility, balancing multiple competing demands while helping build a culture of mutual trust and benefit. He/she should have a passion for developing new leaders and will be responsible for leading, developing and mentoring the maintenance and production teams.



A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • Using the Market Based Management framework, develop and mentor the Maintenance and Operations teams on the ethanol production process and sound maintenance practices
  • Find fulfillment in empowering your teams to acquire the knowledge and decision rights to run the business, effectively delegating while maintaining accountability for the overall team's success
  • Assist in the development of a vision for a future of the plant.  Set goals for production, reliability, and operational and EH&S excellence that drive to that vision and lead to long-term competitively advantaged site performance
  • Lead organizational change and business transformation through innovation and experimentation, collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop and execute on site and business initiatives
  • Active member of Site Leadership team. Understand the long-term business goals for the facility and help your teams prioritize and balance the competing demands in the plant

What Will You Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of experience in operations or maintenance within a chemical process environment OR Junior Military Officer qualified as an Engineering, Signal, or Ordnance professional with leadership, management, or command experiences
  • 4+ years of leadership experience
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid and current government issued driver's license

What Will Put You Ahead:

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Biofuels, with fermentation and distillation process experience
  • Proven results through the application of Market Based Management (MBM)
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Want to learn more about Flint Hills Resources?

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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